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I was very much taken by a TV programme on BBC4 called: The Great Butterfly Adventure: Africa to Britain with the Painted Lady.

I have been looking out out for them and had a first sighting in my garden yesterday. After an hour and half of effort I did get one shot, but they were shy and with the 14-150 zoom the lady was too small.

In the cold grey morning today there was no sign of any butterflies at all. When the sun came out in the evening four of them appeared and posed for me. I used the 75-300 this time and got the shot I wanted.

Here it is, not cropped, only downsized:

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Re: Painted Lady

We were in Norfolk about a month ago and they were everywhere, hundreds of the things.
Not seen a single one since (Dorset)
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Still a few in my garden today and we saw more today in a village in the North York Moors. No more clean shots like the one I did yesterday.

The TV documentary about them is still available on iPlayer. . .
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Re: Painted Lady

There seems to be a bit of an influx at the moment.

We had about 20 on our buddleia bush yesterday, but it was too breezy to get any shots. The miserable weather seems to have sent them into hiding today.
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Stephen,

Yesterday I got two more shots of the Painted Ladies and uploaded them to my stock site.

Same butterfly but on different backgrounds.

It is grey and dull today and only spotted one flying.

After watching the BBC4 documentary again, I put out some sliced up oranges on a plate. Apparently they like these as a refuelling station, but I got no takers.

I see you are in Middlesbrough, so you will be getting much the same weather as here in Marske. Tomorrow does not look a lot better. . .
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